|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:56:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Ft. Worth and the Texas ballot measure|
Proposition 1 on Texas ballot would let cities buy land around military
By CHRIS VAUGHN Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) October 11, 2009All over the state, development continues to scooch up against military bases.
That development - big-ticket houses, apartment complexes, wind turbines and more - can endanger the military's training missions and flying patterns, and in the view of some government officials, make it more likely that a base will be closed or shrunk because of encroachment.
...Proposition 1 on the Nov. 3 ballot of state constitutional amendments would provide a funding mechanism for local governments to buy property close to military bases to act as a no-development-allowed buffer zone.
Under the amendment, cities or counties could sell bonds or use tax increment financing to pay for the land acquisition.
The Naval Air Station Regional Coordination Committee - a consortium of officials from the six cities that border Naval Air Station Fort Worth, plus Tarrant County and the North Central Texas Council of Governments - has endorsed Proposition 1.
... For the entire article, see http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1678288.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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